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Common Food additives and their health impact

March 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Back to Nature Episode 6 – Common Food additives and their health impact

by Prof Jagath Wansapala
Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Sri Jayewardnepura.

on 25 Feb 2019 at 4-6 pm.

Food additives are substances added to food to preserve flavor or enhance its taste, appearance, or other qualities.  Additives and artificial ingredients add little or no nutritional value to foods and can pose a threat to your health. Try to eat additive-, preservative-, and chemical-free foods whenever possible.

Examples of Food Additives
  • Preservatives: ascorbic acid, calcium sorbate, and sodium nitrite.
  • Color additives: fruit and vegetables juices, yellow 5, and beta-carotene.
  • Flavors and spices: ‘real’ vanilla or ‘artificial’ vanilla.
  • Flavor enhancers: MSG and yeast.
  • Emulsifiers: soy lecithin, mono and diglycerides


March 11, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Forestry and Environment Society
Young Biolotists’ Association


Department of Forestry and Environmental Science
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Nugegoda, Western 10250 Sri Lanka
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